You have joined us at the web pages for the Hutt Valley Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists.  This site provides information for our branch members and also for anyone interested in researching their family history in the Hutt Valley area.


Our Branch generally meets twice a month at the Petone Public Library meeting room, 7-11 Britannia Street, Petone.

Parking is available in Peel Car Park, next to the Libary, and accessed from either Britannia St or Richmond St.  Click here for a map.

Visitors are most welcome.

Select Go to Meetings from the menu above for more information, and Coming Up to see our calendar of meeting topics and events.

Want to know more?

Follow the links here or at the top and bottom of this page to find out more about us and how to become a Hutt Valley NZSG Branch member.

You can also read about our news, find back copies of our information-rich Branch newsletters, and see what speakers and topics have been covered at previous meetings.

We hope these pages will provide you with some additional sources to further your family history research, including the resources the Branch holds for members' use in its library at the Heritage Centre, Petone Public Library. We have also included some links that you might find helpful.

Click this link to contact us, or come along to one of our meetings. We would love to share our interest with you.


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Coming Up


Thursday 13 November 2014, 7.30pm

'Discovery - the UK National Archives site on the NZSG members' page'.

Branch member, Graeme McVerry will talk about some of the on-line treasures of the UK National Archives that can be downloaded for free from the members' area on the NZSG website, or available for $ direct from the Discovery site for non-NZSG members.

Items available include wills, WWI medal rolls for British servicemen, WWII RAF combat reports including RNZAF men serving in the UK (the New Zealand squadron 75 is included, as well as individuals across all RAF squadrons), the Royal Marines, merchant and Royal Navy records, historical maps, and much more.

Thursday 20 November 2014, 10.00am

'Early Inns and Innkeepers - Hilda McDonnell'

Lower Hutt historian Hilda McDonnell will talk about inns and innkeepers of the Wellington region in the era 1840 to 1850.

Thursday 11 December 2014, 7.30pm

'Christmas function - your first arrivals in New Zealand'.

As part of our December meeting this year, let's see if we can fill in a large map of New Zealand with the places where our families' first arrivals to New Zealand landed and lived.

Choose one such arrival, and tell us briefly about when they arrived, where they were from, why they came, where they settled, where they moved to, what they did in their country of origin and in New Zealand. 

This is an event in which everyone can participate - we've all had a first family member in New Zealand, whether it was in the great migration from Polynesia centuries ago, your 4xgreat-grandparents in the 19th century, or yourself by Jumbo in the 21st century.

For more details see our Meetings Coming Up page and also our News page.